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Sometimes the media streaming feature may not work on the Windows 10 computer. When you click on the Turn on media streaming option, it changes into grey color or does not function when you click on that option. In case you are having this problem, then there are many ways to fix it. Here’s how to fix the media streaming problem in Windows 10.

Mcafee activateSource : http://sitemcafee.com/blog/how-to-fix-media-streaming-problem-in-windows-10/

Steps for Fixing Missing Media Feature Pack

  •    Open the ‘Turn Windows features on or off” checkbox.
  •    Turn on the Media Features.
  •    Now, you need to start downloading the Media Feature Pack.
  •    You have to make a Windows Registry key.
  • You have to go through the steps mentioned below to complete this procedure:
  •    Click on the Windows symbol and R keys together on the system keyboard for opening the Run pop-up box.
  •    Enter the optionalfeatures.exe in the search bar.
  •   Press on the OK button.
  •   Tap on the Enter option given on the system keyboard for opening the Windows Features pop-up menu.
  •    Go to the Media Features located in the window below the “Turn Windows features on or off” option.
  •    Choose the checkbox mentioned on display.
  •    Press on the OK button.
  •   Let the Windows 10 to enable the Windows Media Player and also its features on the computer.

Download  the Windows 10 Media Feature Pack

In case you do not have downloaded the Windows 10 Media Feature Pack on the system, then start downloading it by going to the official website http://www.microsoft.com.Ensure that you choose the right system architecture before downloading the Windows 10 Media Feature Pack on the computer. Once you have completed its downloading process, click twice on the file and go through the guidelines mentioned on display.

Make a Windows Registry Key

This is an essential process that you have to make a Windows Registry key on the computer before you fix the media streaming problem in Windows 10. In case the Registry  Editor is not used in a correct way, then this will severely damage the computer which will ask you to reinstall the version of Windows.

Once you have made a Windows Registry key, go through the steps mentioned below to start editing the Windows registry:

  •    Go to the Run pop-up menu by clicking on the Windows symbol and R keys together on the system keyboard.
  •    Enter regedit in the search bar.
  •    Press on the OK button.
  •    Otherwise, click on the Enter key on the system keyboard.
  •    Go to the Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\WindowsFeatures\WindowsMediaVersion.
  •    After that, you need to adjust the value of the Windows media version key.

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Have you upgraded your old Windows because of forced updates, or just upgraded it to try the newer version? But, are you now missing that old simple version and want to go back? Here are some ways that you can use to downgrade from Windows 10.

norton SetupSource : http://au-norton.com/how-to-restore-previous-windows-version-from-windows-10/

Using the Recovery Method

The new thing about the Windows 10, it has an option in the Settings app by which you can easily get the previous version of your Windows.

However, there is one condition of it, i.e. it needs to be done within the 30 days from the day you updated it. If it is not more than a month, then you can proceed.

1.    Press ‘Win + I’ or open the ‘Settings’ from the start menu.

2.    Next, click on ‘Update & Security’ at the bottom.

3.    Click ‘Recovery’ from the left side pane.

4.    Now, view the option to get back your old Windows, like ‘Go back to Windows 7/8.1’.

5.    Click the ‘Get Started’ button.

6.    On the prompt, Select a reason for ‘Why are you going back?’

7.    Click ‘Next.’

8.    Now, Read the warning message prompt.

9.    If you’ve any files that are valuable for you and you don’t want to lose, take a backup.

10.    Now, click ‘Next.’

11.    Make sure that you still know the login password of your previous Windows.

12.    Click ‘Next.’

13.    Finally, Windows 10 will thank you for trying it, click ‘Go back to Windows 7/8.1’ button.

Using Third-Party Backup

There is some third party software that can take you to your previous Windows version.

The software you can use:

•    Macrium Reflect

•    Norton Ghost

•    Seagate DiscWizard

•    EaseUs System GoBack

These tools are free and create a copy of your system. With reinstalling the previous versions, it also helps if something goes wrong with your hard drive. If unfortunately, your hard drive gets corrupt, with these tools you’ll get a working position of your system without losing all of your essential data.

Using a previous backup

If it is more than 30 days, then with a backup of old Windows, you can get your older Windows version back.

To perform this method:

Before all, create a backup of your new version of Window and software you installed.

Here is how to do that:

1.    Go to ‘Control Panel’ window.

2.    Here, open the ‘Programs and Features.’

3.    Select the apps.

When you have created a backup of all the files and apps, you want to reinstall or keep. Proceed with the below steps,

1.    Reboot your Windows 10 PC with “Repair disc” or “Windows installation disc or drive.”

2.    Start the installation process.

3.    On the Setup wizard window, click ‘Next.’

4.    Click ‘Repair your computer.’

5.    Now, use the system image and restore your PC.

6.    Click ‘Next.’

7.    Choose the image you want to get back.

8.    Click ‘Next.’

9.    Again, Click ‘Next.’

10.    Click ‘Finish’ to start the recovery process.

When the process gets completed successfully, you’ll see your computer boot with the version of Window you want.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

 

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You can get various great games in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. But when it comes to touch-based games, there are very few ones. The list of best five touch screen games on Windows 10 is given below, check it out!

Top 6 Touch Screen Games for Windows 10 DevicesSource : Top 6 Touch Screen Games for Windows 10 Devices

1. Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter comes as one of the best free touch-based game available in the Microsoft store. It is already a renowned apocalypse simulation game, which asks you to manage nuclear bunker inside it. You need to create the perfect vault and grow your community to move ahead in this game.

2. Minecraft

Build your dream castle and explore other adventures correctly with the Minecraft game. It is considered as one of the best touch-based games for Xbox One, PC and even Windows tablets. However, you need to pay a dedicated amount to enjoy this game entirely in your device.

3. Bridge Constructor

If you love physics and your passion is construction, the Bridge Constructor is the perfect touch-based Windows game for you. It comprises of the physics-based puzzle and gives you the task to construct bridges. You need to run vehicles over the bridge after constructing them to check their durability.

4. Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga is already very popular among users on different platforms. This puzzle game is available for free and comes as a must try touch-based game for Windows 10 users as well. You need to tap the same colored candies to move forward with the levels in this game.

5. Halo: Spartan Strike

One of the most underrated touch-based game is the Halo: Spartan Strike. It is shooting game with ideal weapons and enemies. Get this game in your touch devices and challenge your enemies to fight you!

6. Game Dev Tycoon

If you like to stay organized and manage things in real-life, you can try the same in the virtual world through Game Dev Tycoon. It is an ideal management game that allows you to develop your bedroom, grow your business, hire staff and do a lot more. This addictive game is not free though in the Microsoft Store.

Use these touch-based games in your Windows 10 devices and make the most out of your leisure time!

Conclusion

People all around the world use Windows 10 devices. The Microsoft Store provides plenty of great games but very less touch-based games. This blog share information related to those very few touch-based Windows 10 games.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

With Windows 10, Microsoft has given prime importance to its user’s privacy. You can visit the privacy settings and make your Windows 10 using experience more secure and private. Here’s how you can do the same:

 

1. Disable your location

If your location is turned on, the location of your device is stored in Windows 10, and all the apps with location permission in your device easily access the relevant data. The best way is not to allow Windows 10 and third-party apps to access your device location. You can manually set the ideal location though by going to Settings, then Privacy, then Location, and then Change button to set permissions and location of your device.

5 Best Privacy Settings in Windows 10Source : http://retailcard-activation.com/5-best-privacy-settings-in-windows-10/

2. Disable syncing

A lot of data sync from time to time in the Windows 10. Stop syncing everything by visiting Settings section, then Accounts, and sync your settings to turn off syncing. Either disable only sync setting one after one or disable all at once over there.

3. Customize your lock screen

The lock screen of your device reveals a lot of you. You can provide a lot of information about you, so it is better to customize it accordingly. Stop the notification from appearing on your lock screen by clicking Settings, then System, then Notifications & actions, and turn off the Show notifications on the lock screen option. The stranger will not be able to any private information of your device until you unlock the device of yours on your own. Also, you can hide the email address from showing on your login screen by visiting Settings, then Accounts, and then Sign-in options.

4. Disable advertising ID

If you have a Microsoft account, you will have an advertising ID  that offers a lot of information to the company related to you. You see the ads according to your given details in your apps and the operating system. If you want to disable the same, you can turn it off by going to Setting, then Privacy, and then General, and then turn off Let apps use advertising ID to make ads more interesting to you based on your app usage. Though it will not completely remove the ads from your device, it won’t show you ads according to your data.

5. Go with a local account

If syncing is disabled in your device, then there is no need to sign in with Microsoft account in your PC. Instead, you can use a local account that doesn’t demand your email ID. It will stop Microsoft from collecting your essential information. Create an ideal username and password to login to your PC with the dedicated local account. It is effortless to make a local account, visit the Settings section, then Accounts, Your info, and choose to Sign in with a local account instead and read the instructions and follow them accordingly to create a local account. But if you desire to buy apps or want to sync data with Microsoft services, then the Microsoft account is essential.

In this way, you can make the most out of your Windows 10 and stop revealing your personal information with others!

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate

The users can use several applications for recording audio on their system. The Voice Recorder application is already installed on the Windows 10 and the users can use this application for recording the meetings, discussions, speeches and also other things.

In case the users wish to go through the audio recording process on their computer, then Voice Recorder application will help the users, they have to go through the instructions given below.

How to Use the Voice Recorder in Windows 10Source : https://retailcard-activation.com/how-to-use-the-voice-recorder-in-windows-10/

Steps for Installing the Voice Recorder application on Windows 10

The Voice Recorder application is already available in any system during the installing process of Windows 10. In case the Voice Recorder application is not already installed in the system, then the users need to install the application by following the given steps mentioned below:

•    Go to the “Microsoft Store” option.

•    Find the “Windows Voice Recorder” option and after that, press the first result showing on the device screen.

•    Press the “Get” option.

After the users finish the above-mentioned steps, the users can now use the Voice Recorder application for recording audio on the users’ system.

Steps for Using the Voice Recorder Application on Windows 10

Voice Recorder known as a direct app for recording audio in the users’ system and after that, the other thing the users require for recording audio on their system is “Microphone.”

The guidelines listed below will tell the users how to use the Voice Recorder in Windows 10 for recording audio.

How to record audio?

In case the users wish to start the recording process on Windows 10, then they have to ensure that their system is connected to the “Microphone” and after checking this they can follow the given steps:

•    Go to the “Start” button.

•    The users need to find the “Video Recorder” button and then tap on the first result showing on the users’ system for opening the Voice Recorder application.

•    The users need to tap the “Record” option.

•    Additionally, Press the “Flag” option for adding a check-mark on the recorded audio.

•    Additionally, Press the “Pause” option for stopping the audio recording process and make sure that the users do not click on the close button during the audio recording process.

•    Press the “Stop” option for terminating the process of recording audio.

Once the users finish the above-mentioned steps, the recorded audio folder will get stored as a file extension given in the “Sound recordings” file, located in the “Documents” file on the users’ system.

How to Play Recorded Audio?

In case the users wish to play the recorded audio on their device, then they have to follow the steps listed below:

•    Go to the “Start” button.

•    After that, find the “Voice Recorder” option.

•    Once the users find the above-mentioned option, then they have to press the first result listed on their screen to go to the application menu.

•    Choose the audio recording by going to the left-hand panel.

•    Tap the “Play” option for playing the audio recording on the users’ device.

After finishing the above-mentioned procedure, press the “Stop” option for terminating and saving the audio which had been recorded by the users.

How to Trim Audio Recording?

In case the users wish to know how to trim audio recording once the users completed the audio recording procedure, then they have to go through the given steps:

•    Press the “Start” option.

•    Find the “Voice Recorder” application.

•    Press on the result which is showing on the first column for opening the Voice Recorder application.

•    Choose the audio recording by clicking on the left-hand panel.

•    Tap the “Trim” option located in the right-hand column.

•    By using the “Pins” in the audio for choosing the starting and ending of the audio recording.

•    Press the “Save” option located in the right-hand column.

•    Choose the “Save a copy” button.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate

The Microsoft account is easy to use  because of extra advantages, like capacity for syncing settings, and preferences. The users may need to arrange the access of the applications and the services given to them to use various accounts.

 

How to Change Email Account Settings on Windows 10Source : https://how-to-setup.org/how-to-change-email-account-settings-on-windows-10/

In case the user is using many services through various accounts, then the device settings application permits them to add the accounts.

Steps for Adding Emails and Accounts by Using Settings

The users will get two options for preloading accounts that they can use for the “Mail”, “Calendar”, “People” and another application on Windows 10.

How to Add Another Account for Emails?

The users need to follow the steps listed below for adding another  email account and applications:

•    Go to the “Settings” application.

•    Press on the “Accounts” option.

•    Tap on “Email and accounts” button.

•    Press the “Add an account” option for adding another account for emails to permit the applications like “Mail”, “Calendar”, and others for accessing the “Emails”, “Calendar” and “Contacts.”

•    Choose the “Service provider” like Yahoo.com.

•    Enter the account details for emails.

•    Press the “Next” option.

•    Enter the password linked with the account.

•    Press the “Login” option.

•    Tap the “OK” option.

•    Press the “Done” option.

After the users finish the above-mentioned steps, the process of adding another account to the system for accessing the “Email, “Contacts” and “Calendar”. In case the users wish to add an account on Microsoft, the details will be shown for logging in to other applications.

How to Add Extra Microsoft Accounts for Applications?

In case the users wish to use the applications through the multiple accounts on Microsoft, like “Skype”, “OneDrive”, “Xbox Live”, etc, they can add extra Microsoft accounts for applications by following the steps listed below:

•    Go to the “Settings” option.

•    Press on the “Accounts” option.

•    Tap on the “Email and accounts” button.

•    In the “Accounts used by other apps” column, the users need to press the “Add a Microsoft account” button.

•    Enter the details of the account on Microsoft.

•    Press the “Next” option.

•    Enter the Password which is linked with the Microsoft account.

•    Tap the “Login” option.

•    Press the “OK” option.

•    Tap the “Done” option.

Once the users finished the above-mentioned steps, they will get the account detail for the applications for logging in.

How to Manage Accounts for Applications?

While the users are adding another account on the applications, all the detail will be used by the Windows 10 for providing services. Yhe users can adjust these settings later on for asking the authorization before they start using the applications.

In case the users wish to control multiple Microsoft account for applications on their Windows 10, then they have to follow the steps mentioned below:

•    Go to the “Settings” app.

•    Press on “Accounts” button.

•    Tap on “Email and Accounts” option.

•    Choose the Microsoft account whichever the users wish to adjust its settings.

•    The users need to click on the pull-down menu and after that, choose the “Apps need to ask me to use this account” button.

Once the users finished the steps mentioned above, applications will ask permission for accessing before logging in to the services.

Billy Mark  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

Yes, you can make your screen wonderful and productive.  Your screen is something that you are abided to. Whenever you sit in front of your computer, you stare at your screen. You see It even when you are entering your password for unlocking the windows.  The lock screen of Windows 10 is usable in several ways. You can set it to show applications notifications, events of the calendar along with time and date. Your own pictures can be added for the background. Windows will add the rotating images. Follow the below-given tips for customising Windows 10 screen.

Customise Lock Screen of Windows 10Source : https://mfoffice2019.com/how-to-customise-lock-screen-of-windows-10/
  1. Select the background

Users will be presented with 3 alternative the lock screen. They are Slideshow, Picture and the Windows Spotlight. The option of the picture lets you chose one of the images for the background. The Slideshow will allow you to select the folder that would cycle via the photos collection. From Bing’s homepage, Windows Spotlight would choose some of the excellent quality photos.

  • Add some applications

Do you need a functional lock screen? Just add up to 8 applications. They will show at a glance status. For picking up these apps, just visit Settings, tap on Personalization, hit Lock screen and select an app for displaying specific status. Select the applications for showing quick statutes. Users may tap a box and pick up an app. You don’t want the apps to show up? Then merely tap each of the tables. Set up the app to none. Statuses that consist of Skype, Weather, Mail, Calendar and the Xbox are shown up. It will depend upon the downloaded apps on the gadget.

  • On the lock screen, just put Cortana

You need not unlock your PC for chatting with Cortana. For talking with Cortana, you have to be in your comfort zone. Just go to Settings, and tap on Cortana. Switch on the Use Cortana when the device is locked up. Basic tasks can be performed through it, such as updates regarding weather when the device is locked. You can even make appointments with the help of Cortana. Just go to the box and check, Let Cortana access my calendar, messages, email and the Power BI data in the locked device.

  • Change sign in screen background

You will be presented with two options- the displayed photo on the lock screen and solid colour. If you have to post a picture then just go to Personalization in the Settings, and tap on Lock screen and switch on Show lock screen background image on the sign in screen. Open the Personalization, and select colours to pick an accent colour.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, productive software and new media. He writes for software products at office.com/setup.

We all aware with the fact that Windows Update is the most emphasized features of the Windows 10. This is because, with the release of Windows 10, Windows was always offered to the customers as a service rather than any product. However, under the situation of Software as a Service, this will lead you to the Windows Updates on Windows 10 computer by default and also without giving any option for anyone to disable it. Thus, Microsoft provides this step for the customer’s greater goods or only customer’s profit as the Windows Update will always help the users to stay secure against all kinds of threats and also provide latest and greatest updates from the Microsoft.

Here we will provide you with two methods which will help you in running Windows Update from Command Line on Windows 10. They are as follows:

  • Run Windows Update by Using Windows Powershell.
  • Run Windows Update by Using Command Prompt.
Steps to Run Windows 10 Updates from Command Line

Before starting the process, we advise you that follow the steps in ascending order to avoid damage and error, and it will take less time. Here how to run it:

Method-1: Run Windows Update by Using Windows Powershell

Running the Windows Updates with Windows Powershell will always require from you to manually install the Window Update module, manually downloaded the Get Windows Updates, and Install Windows Updates. And for doing this, you need to follow the below-given steps here how to do it by using Windows Powershell.

  1. Launch Windows Powershell by searching for Powershell in the Cortana search box.
  2. Then, click to run it with the Administrative level privileges.
  3. Next, type “Install-Module PSWindowsUpdate” to install the Windows Update module for Windows Powershell.
  4. Again, type “Get-WindowsUpdate” to connect to the Windows Update servers and if you found any updates then click to download it.
  5. Lastly, type “Install-WindowsUpdate” to install the Windows Updates downloaded on your computer system.
Method-2: Run Windows Update by using Command Prompt

Since Command Prompt exists on Windows operating system from very long time whereas the Windows Powershell is comparatively new one. Though it has almost similar capabilities to run the Windows Updates, here the highlighting point is that you don’t need to download any module for any Windows Updates.

  1. Firstly, launch Command Prompt by searching for the cmd in the Cortana search box.
  2. Then, run the Command Prompt with administrator level privileges.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Yes’ option for the UAC Prompt you get.
  4. Now, you need to type the following command and press the Enter key to perform the respective operations,
  5. Type “UsoClient StartScan” to start checking for the Updates.
  6. Then, type “UsoClient StartDownload” to start downloading the Updates.
  7. Now, type “UsoClient StartInstall” for installing the downloaded Updates.
  8. Again, type “UsoClient RestartDevice” to restarting your device after installing all the updates.
  9. To check, download and install Updates, type “UsoClient ScanInstallWait.”


Note: remember that commands mentioned above are only meant for Windows 10. For any older versions of Windows, you need to follow the below-given commands,

  1. Checking for any updates, type “wuauclt /detectnow.”
  2. For installing any detected Updates, type “wuauclt /updatenow.”
  3. For Checking download and install updates, type “wuauclt /detectnow /updatenow.”


Hopefully, these steps will help you in running the Windows Updates.

Billy Mark is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

billymark007 Dec 24 '18, 11:07PM · Tags: internet, technology, windows 10

Sometimes, many of you are experiencing that Downloads or any other library folder opens slowly as compared to some other folders. But you need not to worry, this is the most common issue, and it is experiencing by those users who are using the latest hardware like SSDs.

However, slow-loading signifies that when you try to open the folder, it will take a few seconds to display its content. Normally, it is accompanied by a green loading address bar says ‘Working on it’ which at times annoying for the users. This might seem weird to you because all other folders are opening very well. Hence, this problem might be occurring in both on normal hard drives and SSDs both.

While the major behind this “slow Loading download folder” is that the folders might have been optimized for screening photos or some other media formats. Thus, it sometimes takes a little while to load all the files and their thumbnails. But talking about downloads folder, it will contain all kinds of files such as documents, Zip files, audio/video files, etc., so that there is no any need to optimize this folder for media files. By doing this, you can make Windows File Explorer slow in loading its contents and also thumbnails which are non-existent for most of the files. Just take a look at how you can easily fix ‘Slow Loading Download Folder’ issue in Windows 10.

Steps to Fix ‘Slow Loading Download Folders’ Problem in Windows 10

  1. Before going further, make sure that you always have to use these steps in a given sequence. Here how to fix it:
  2. Initially, right-click on the ‘Download Folder’ in which you are experiencing slow-loading issue.
  3. Then, click on the ‘Properties’ option.
  4. Next, navigate to the ‘Customize’ tab.
  5. From the drop-down menu, click on the ‘Optimize this folder for’ option.
  6. Then, choose ‘General Items.’ By default settings, it must have been set to any Picture or Video.
  7. Alternatively, if any folder contains subfolders then choose ‘Also Apply This Template to All Subfolders.
  8. At last, click on the ‘Apply the Settings’ option followed by an OK tab.
  9. Finally, restart your computer system to save all the changes.


After completing the process, you can now make the folder content display faster than before. Thus, opening the Downloads folder would not take that much time. But always remember that these steps will apply to all kinds of folders on the Windows operating system.

Source : How to Fix ‘Slow Loading Downloads Folder’ in Windows 10?

Billy Mark is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.